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Just One Evil Act - Elizabeth George



Publisher: Stoughton General Division

Just One Evil Act

Just One Evil Act: An Inspector Lynley Novel
Barbara Havers puts her career on the line while DI Thomas Lynley attempts to straighten her out before it's too late.

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When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara's clever manipulation of the worst of London's tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someone - anyone - for the crime.

Stoughton General Division


A first-class, page-turning read The Times Combines an old-school aptitude for twist-riddled plots with modern psychological insights, ethical agonizing, realistic violence and sardonic humor Wall Street Journal Lynley is one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction Boston Globe